Pliny Clapp

Male5 August 1776–1846

Brief Life History of Pliny

When Pliny Clapp was born on 5 August 1776, in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Aaron Clapp, was 21 and his mother, Lois Holmes, was 24. He married Esther Billings on 28 November 1801, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1846, in Walpole, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Pliny Clapp
Esther Billings
Marriage: 28 November 1801
Bradish R Clapp
Osborn Clapp
Curtis Clapp
Esther Clapp
George Morey Clapp

Sources (9)

  • Plina Clap, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Pliory Clap, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924"
  • Pliny Clap, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    28 November 1801Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 5

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 7

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 24

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English (Devon and Somerset): either from Middle English clop(pe), clap(pe) ‘lump’, perhaps denoting a stocky person, or Middle English clap(pe) ‘loud noise; noisy, idle chatter’.

    Americanized form of German Klapp .

    In some cases also an Americanized form of Slovenian Klep: nickname from klep ‘sharpness of scythe or sickle’, also ‘sharpening with a hammer’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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